Navigation Links
Alzheimer's Prevention Registry Reaches Recruitment Milestone of 40,000 Individuals
Date:8/25/2014

PHOENIX, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Prevention Registry today reached a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer's by enrolling the 40,000th volunteer interested in participating in major studies of the disease. Championed by Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) and in collaboration with partnering organizations and leading scientists, the online Registry (www.endALZnow.org) aims to accelerate research by connecting healthy individuals who are committed to preventing Alzheimer's with scientists carrying out the studies.

"Every person who joins is helping to further research and is bringing us one step closer to unlocking the mysteries of this devastating disease," said Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D., principal scientist at BAI and associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative (API). "We're excited about the momentum of current prevention research, as many studies begin to recruit and the Registry plays a crucial role in overcoming recruitment barriers."

The Registry is unique in that anyone 18 or older with a passion for combating Alzheimer's can be linked to researchers seeking a cure or a new treatment. It was created as part of the API, an international collaborative launched in 2011 to accelerate the pace of research.

Alzheimer's begins developing in the brain long before any symptoms appear - a critical "silent" period during which scientists believe the disease could be slowed or even stopped. But researchers say that cutting-edge research can be delayed, sometimes by years, because of the difficulty of finding sufficient numbers of volunteers.  Clinical trials sometimes need to screen tens of thousands of individuals in order to find the hundreds of participants who fit the trial criteria.

As Alzheimer's remains the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that has no cure or treatment, the Registry is urgently pushing to accelerate the pace of much-needed research by recruitment both in the U.S. and internationally. Registry members also receive regular updates on the latest scientific advances, and news and information on overall brain health, Langbaum said.

Alzheimer's is a debilitating and incurable disease that affects as many as five million Americans age 65 and older. Without the discovery of successful prevention therapies, the number of U.S. cases is projected to nearly triple by 2050.

For more information, or to sign up, visit the Registry at www.endALZnow.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Janssen Research & Development Submits XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to U.S. FDA for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism
2. New Study Shows Long-Term Effects of Drug Prevention
3. Tethys Bioscience and Lose it! Announce a Strategic Partnership to Support Diabetes Prevention
4. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Hold of Clinical Trials Evaluating IB1001 for the Treatment and Prevention of Bleeding in Hemophilia B
5. Joslin Diabetes Center Convenes Leaders in Diabetes Prevention, Treatment, Payment, Education and Research at Diabetes Innovation 2012
6. Berg Pharma launches clinical trial on BPM 31543 for prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA)
7. PRA Participates in Landmark Alzheimers Prevention Clinical Trial
8. Verathon, maker of BladderScan bladder volume ultrasound, provides new, free CAUTI prevention educational materials online to help nurses and infection preventionists reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
9. DePuy Mitek Expands Commitment To Youth Sports Safety Through New Sports Injury Prevention Program
10. Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative Launches Awareness Campaign
11. Daiichi Sankyo Completes Enrolment in Hokusai - VTE, investigating once-daily Edoxaban in the Largest Single Phase 3 Study for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrence of VTE
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2016)... TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using ... and Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... specialist healthcare company, has today announced the publication ... of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ... using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , May 26, 2016 Since ... matured into an essential life science tool for conducting ... applications. BCC Research reveals in its new report that ... growth phase, one powered by a range of new ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ) , ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016 According to ... Type (3D, 2D, 4D), by Therapeutic Area (Oncology, Cosmeceutical/Plastic ... User (Medical Device Manufacturers, Hospitals/ Clinics) - Forecast to ... Medical Animation Market for the forecast period of 2016 ... 301.3 Million by 2021 from USD 117.3 Million in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2016)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... transplantation, and one that has a significant negative impact on long-term patient survival, ... to date. The results, published online this week in the Journal of Thoracic ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... solutions for drugs, biologics, consumer health and global clinical supply services, today announced ... to support the company’s continued investment and strategic growth plans in the Asia ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... In an effort to provide hair restoration information to the ... users and those who do not use the app. Dr. Mohebi, the founder of Parsa ... Dr. Mohebi Live . , Dr. Mohebi says, “The positive response to the Snapchat ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Eating Recovery Center, Washington ... a brand new child and adolescent residential treatment center on June 1. The ... more specialized eating disorder treatment and access to life-saving care. , To celebrate, ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Nike Yoga Camps at ... daily practices, arts & crafts, discussions, and games all geared towards enhancing your ... have combined backgrounds in kids’ yoga, collegiate sport yoga instruction, and global yoga ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):